Life often throws things at us that we have little control over: a pandemic, loss of a loved one, an abusive childhood, oppression, a disability, and the like. All of these can cause pain and hardship and left untended, can compound or prolong our suffering and even become debilitating. We can't avoid pain but luckily we come pre-equipped with the tools we need to live meaningfully in spite of the pain we experience so we can avoid unnecessary suffering. Therapy can help us reclaim those tools, navigate life's challenges, and manage our pain so we can be more free to focus on the things that bring us joy and contentment.
My training is in systems therapy, which examines how the many facets of our lives interact. In therapy, we often look at how surrounding relationships and past experiences effect our current beliefs and values. If emotions and mood are difficult to manage, or there is difficulty adjusting to developmental and life stage changes, I offer support and tools to work through this. These challenges often arise for young adults, new mothers, managing intimate relationships and employment transitions. Too often, grief and loss bring up painful struggles for individuals and families. Therapy can be helpful in these most challenging times.
Are you wanting to find joy and ease in your parenting, but instead encountering frustration? If your child joined your family through adoption or has a trauma history, challenging moments can sometimes crowd out the joy. Maybe you find yourself yelling or losing your patience more than you would like. Maybe you’d like to get to the roots of your child’s baffling behaviors, but you don’t know where to start. Together, we can shift your perspective and see your child through a new lens. Underneath the big behaviors is your child's true self, a struggling child who wants to feel regulated, connected, and safe.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist my approach is systemic and strength-based. I believe in human connection as the most important factor to our own happiness and the health of families and communities. In my work with clients we strive to identify the unique strengths and abilities that will help them cope with life's challenges and build stronger relationships.
I am a licensed psychologist who works with adolescents, young adults, and families. I help those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties. I particularly focus on working with individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a co-author on a best-selling book, DBT Skills in Schools, that incorporates DBT skills into classroom curriculum. I have a background as a school psychologist and work with students regarding behavioral difficulties, academic underachievement, and much more.
I am a spiritually-oriented psychotherapist who brings energetic depth and heart-felt attunement to each client. If you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, problems with authority, parenting issues, difficulty with intimacy, perfectionism, addictions, feelings of isolation, rage/anger, numbness, or "living like a zombie," I invite you to contact me so you can begin to rekindle and conduct the force of your inner light. I am comfortable with your fullest expression of difficult emotions and will help you to experience yourself as inherently worthy of safety, respect, and intimacy with others.
Do you see your life as overwhelming, feel more anxious than calm, or feel disconnected and depressed? I enjoy working with individuals and couples struggling with old or current trauma, difficulty managing life transitions, and relationship problems. I am a goal-centered, compassionate, strength-based therapist who will help you explore all areas of your life in search of lasting change. LGBTQ+, poly and kink friendly.
Greetings! I became interested in mental wellness during my massage therapy years while seeing the mind-body connection as integral to healing. In my current practice, I use a time-limited therapy model and medication prescription/management when clinically appropriate. You can come for medication management alone, for counseling alone, or for a combination of medication management with counseling sessions. My primary modalities are Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Strength-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. I provide telemedicine only and have a strong focus on LGBTQI- and polyamory.
Change, worry, and upsets are a given. But so is the ability to adjust, heal, create, plan and live more fully. Challenging life experiences can cause us to feel stuck: grief, trauma, unending decision-making, constant fear or worry. We suffer when we are not flowing in heart, head and body. When we carry too much emotional pain, we need to move from isolation to connectedness, gain insight, and find our way.
Hi, my name is Lina. I am a queer, latine(x), white, femme therapist offering support in the greater Seattle area. I specialize in supporting children, teens, and young adults with trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and attachment challenges, especially folks who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience working with a wide range of clients from children with FASD, young adults working through childhood trauma, and teenagers coming out as trans. Each one of us has a unique set of needs, so I am here to meet you where you are and walk with you at your pace.
Hello and Welcome. I currently have Friday and Saturday appointments available. There are any number of reasons why someone seeks help from a psychotherapist. These starting points are unique to each person. Yet there is often an awareness that a remedy of some kind is needed. This realization may not make securing support any easier. Talking to someone about your concerns, thoughts and feelings can be helpful. I strive to listen attentively and share my thoughts simply.
Micaela is a passionate, empathetic therapist whose approach is based in collaboration, humor, and the therapeutic relationship. As a multi-racial, cis-gender woman, Micaela strives to utilize her privilege to advocate for changes in oppressive systems. Micaela understands the importance of tackling the intersectional identities of those with whom she works. She strives to practice therapy in a compassionate manner and to practice critical self-awareness, through eliciting feedback throughout the therapeutic process.
I am passionate about providing holistic, strength based and person-centered therapeutic services. My practice is rooted in compassion. I honor all identities, complexities and experiences. My areas of specialty: anxiety, trauma, exploring identity, religious trauma, LGBTQIA2S+, body acceptance, difficult life changes, depression, work life balance, improving communication skills, and creative expression. In our work together, we will not look at what is 'wrong' with you, rather what has happened in your life and where to go from here.
I seek to create a space where all the different aspects of who you are may feel welcome. Compassion and trust are at the core of our work. Together, we will pay attention to the specific issue that brought you into counseling, as well as various aspects of your life and relationships. I love exploring the connection between the mind and the body, and for folks who are eager to explore this connection, I integrate counseling with BodyTalk (a biofeedback-based somatic modality).
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
My goal is to travel with you on your pilgrimage to deeper self-knowledge, giving you tools for healing and emotional development as you shine a light into the shadow places of the soul. This goal is the same for individuals, couples, families, and groups. This can be a lengthy journey or a brief one, depending on what you need in your life right now. We will create a support plan together and have regular assessments in order for you to see how you are accomplishing your goals.
Trauma-informed, holistic, and healing-focused psychotherapy centering LGBTQIA+ and/or ethically non-monogamous and polyamorous individuals, couples, and polycules+. My therapeutic style is solution-focused, trauma-informed, somatic, holistic, and individualized to the person that I am working with. I pull from various therapeutic models including strength-based therapy, mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), somatic healing, and trauma-informed care among others. I am working on my sex therapy and psychedelic therapy certifications as well and have 10 years post-grad experience.
Do you often feel lonely? Do you feel depressed and that things will never change? Has some trauma kept you immobilized and in fear? Every person holds the answers to their issues and concerns deep within themselves. With my guidance, you'll examine the beliefs and emotions that keep you from listening to and acting on your inner wisdom. Learn to release anxiety, anger and resentment so that you can make healthy life choices. I create a compassionate, non-judgemental environment in which lasting change happens. Through awareness, you can learn to create a fulfilling life.
Many of us carry within our hearts a deep yearning for soulful purpose, inner tranquility and intimate connection and guidance. Without these, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and isolated; depressed and anxious; and lacking in vital energy. We long to feel a sense of flow; to be in alignment with ourselves, nature and our communities; and to experience pleasure, play and possibility. I believe we can live much more joyful, fulfilling and peaceful lives when we can connect to something greater than ourselves. Therefore, in our work together, I help you tap into your intuition as well as create a relationship with the Divine.
Through authenticity and relevancy, my aim is to accept and be with you where you are in life, but strive to help and guide you to a place where you want to be instead. Identity exploration around race, culture, and gender is a passion of mine, as well as pre-teens, teens, and families. Therapeutic techniques I use include, but aren't limited to: DBT, CBT, play therapy, and art therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Shoreline are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Shoreline then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Shoreline, or Child Psychologists in Shoreline.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Shoreline psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Shoreline specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.